Monday, September 6, 2010

What would you call football?

I'm sitting in a Buffalo Wild Wings watching the Boise State-Virginia Tech game and an Israeli friend said "I still don't understand why you call it football." He, of course, adheres to the firm belief that what we call soccer is football and what we call football is undeserving of the name because they rarely kick the ball.

OK, so then what should we call it?

Throwball? Catchball? That doesn't work because of all the running plays.

Runball? Not really, because of all the passing plays.

So then, what?

I know the rest of the world doesn't like it, but to us North Americans the name football fits just fine.

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